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National Summary


Many areas cloudy this afternoon with the best of any sunny spells in the southwest. Some scattered outbreaks of rain, especially in Leinster, Connacht and Ulster which will be heavy at times. Highest temperatures 11 to 15 degrees. Fresh to strong east to southeast winds, moderating this afternoon, but strong westerly winds will develop along southern coastal areas.


A little patchy rain or drizzle at times tonight but many areas will hold dry. Lowest temperatures 1 to 6 Celsius with patches of mist and fog developing, with a slight grass frost.


Some sunny spells in the southwest and west, but rather cloudy elsewhere with some showers. Highest temperatures 13 to 17 degrees in light variable breezes.


The outlook is for mainly dry, settled weather over the coming week and getting much milder also.Still cool on Monday night with minimum air temperatures 2 to 6 degrees and a touch of ground frost in rural areas.Tuesday: A fine, dry day and sunny for most and very mild with temperatures in the mid to high teens generally and up to 20 degrees in the west. However it will be much cooler along the east coast due to onshore breezes. Winds generally light to moderate easterly.Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: Mainly dry with sunny spells. Highest temperatures typically in the mid-teens but a much cooler 10 to 12 degrees in the east. Quite windy generally with fresh easterly winds prevailing.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

East, 27 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 999, Steady

Dublin Airport

East-Southeast, 17 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 997, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 3.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 4 Miles, 994, Rising slowly

Roches Point Automatic

South, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 993, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southwest, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 11 Miles, 991, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

Southeast, 16 Knots, Gust 29 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 988, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

Southeast, 18 Knots, Gust 29 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 991, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

East-Southeast, 18 Knots, Gust 30 Knots, Cloudy, 13 Miles, 992, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

East, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 2.1 m, 997, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Southwest, 24 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Wave ht: 5 m, 988, Rising slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

East-Southeast, 19 Knots, Wave height not available, 993, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Northwest, 24 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Wave ht: 5.1 m, 996, Rising slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1100 Monday 01 May 2017 Issued at 1100 Sunday 30 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: A depression of 986hPa near the southwest is slow moving and strong westerly winds will develop on its southern flank. This low will drift eastwards tonight followed by a light to moderate northerly airflow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roche's Point to Mizen Head to Valentia:

Wind: Southwest to west force 6 to gale force 8. Decreasing west to northwest force 5 to 6 by morning and further decreasing force 4 to 5 by noon tomorrow.

Weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain.

Visibility: Mainly good but moderate to poor in rain.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Malin Head to Howth Head to Roche's Point and the Irish Sea:

Wind: East to southeast force 6 or 7. Decreasing gradually to force 3 to 5 this afternoon and becoming easterly or variable force 2 to 4 this evening but stronger at times along northern coasts.

Weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain.

Visibility: Mainly good but moderate to poor in rain.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1100 Tuesday 02 May 2017: Light to moderate variable or easterly winds. Scattered outbreaks of rain dying out later.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

Westerly gales this afternoon and evening on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Mizen Head to Valentia.

Small Craft Warning

East to southeast winds will reach force 6 or 7 for a time this afternoon on Irish Coastal Waters from Malin Head to Fair Head to Carlingford Lough